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A Swedish OFFICE SPACE by way of the Coen brothers, this wickedly wacky ensemble comedy follows the employees of utility conglomerate Unicom after a freak accident leaves their small town without power. A Ted Danson lookalike searches for love, a band of anti-power activists – allergic to electricity – sets out to destroy the launch of their new 4G network and a lonely cleaning lady looks to conquer her deadly fear of spiders. The feature debut from Oscar-nominated short filmmaker Patrik Eklund keeps the absurd antics and multiple storylines grounded with sympathetic characters and genuine emotion. Best Picture, "Next Wave" Spotlight Competition, 2012 Fantastic Fest.

DIR/SCR Patrik Eklund; PROD Mathis Fjällström. Sweden, 2012, color, 100 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED S

Presented in cooperation with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

No passes accepted.

Tue, Nov 13, 9:30; Thu, Nov 15, 9:30

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